Tag Archives: Baristanet

Happy Birthday, Baristanet

Posted on 01. Jun, 2009 by .


From Jeff Jarvis, via Buzzmachine. Baristanet, the queen of hyperlocal blogs, is five years old today. I remember well the NJ.com Meetup we held back then to try to encourage locals to blog on our site. I learned an important lesson there. Debbie Galant, the original Barista, said starting a town blog was a good […]

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Rapporteur Wrap-up – Ben Wagner for Networking Group

Posted on 28. Oct, 2008 by .


From Ben Wagner on behalf of the Networking Group. If β€œthe value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of endpoints,” then one task as digital journalists is to scale our networks β€” be they organically-grown, hyperlocal blogs or corporate-driven, international communities β€” as quickly and effectively as possible. In a […]

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The people formerly known as the audience

Posted on 10. Oct, 2007 by .


Participants: Dan Pacheco, Northwest Voice, John Wilpers, Boston Now; Jarah Euston, Fresno Famous; Dan Barkin, Raleigh News and Observer Moderator: David Cohn The panelists talked of their development of user-generated content on the local level, involving those who Barkin called “people formerly known as the audience.”

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Debbie Galant – Baristanet

Posted on 13. Sep, 2007 by .


Introduction and Narrative: Debra Galant began her journalism career in 1977 and by 1998 was a New Jersey columnist for the New York Times. After the Times gave her column to someone else, Galant received the URL Debragalant.com as a birthday present from her husband. The next three months Galant spent starting a personal typepad […]

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